Sources for #140 - The Pig War

The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay- Mike Vouri


Sources for #139 - The Story of Atari

Documentary: Game Over


Sources for #138 - The Story of American Firefighters







-archive/marty-keese-describes-being-a-volunteer : Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections  

-History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, Volume 3, By John Thomas Scharf, Thompson 

Westcott  Copyright 1884 by LH Everts & Co.

-History of the American steam fire-engine, By William T. King  January 1, 1896

-South Philadelphia: Mummers, Memories, and the Melrose Diner

 By Murray Dubin 1996 Temple University Press

Dagenais, Michèle, Maver, Irene, and Saunier, Pierre-Yves, eds. Municipal Services and 

Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches. Brookfield, VT, USA: Ashgate 

Publishing Group, 2003.









Sources for #137 - Phineas Gage

An Odd Kind of Fame by By Malcolm Macmillan


Sources for #136 - Bayou of Pigs

Bell, Stewart  Bayou of Pigs: The True Story of an Audacious Plot to Turn a Tropical Island 

into a Criminal Paradise. 2008  HarperCollins Canada. Kindle Edition.  (NewsBank)


Sources for #135 - Stagecoach Mary

Graham, Art. Review of James A. Franks, “Mary Fields: The Story of Black Mary.” Montana The Magazine of Western History 53, no. 1 (Spring 2003), 74-75.

 “Mother Amadeus and Stagecoach Mary.” True West, March 1996.


Sources for #134 - Chicago Martial Arts Legend Count Dante

Black Belt Magazine June 1976.

Deadliest Man Alive!: The Strange Saga of Count Dante and the Black Dragon Fighting Society by T. L. Roy


Sources for #133 - The Toxic Lady of Riverside


Anatomy of the Fuming Woman - New Times - Los Angeles - Published: 05/15/97 (No longer online)



Sources for #132 - The Bone Wars

Jaffe, M. (2000), The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between Cope and Marsh and the Rise of American Science, Crown Publishers, NY. 

PBS. “Dinosaurs Wars”. Available at


Sources for #131 - John Ericsson and The Monitor

The Life of John Ericsson, Volume 2 By William Conant Churc


Sources for #130 - The Bald Knobbers  The Bald Knobbers of Southwest Missouri, 1885-1889: A study of vigilante justice in the Ozarks, a dissertation by Matthew J. Hernando May 2011

Spencer, Thomas, Other Missouri History University of Missouri Press, 2005.  (Chronicling America, Library of Congress Digital Newspaper Collection)  (California Digital Newspaper Collection)


Sources for #129 - Straw Hat Riot,1489569&dq=straw-hat+riot&hl=en,3136231&dq=straw-hat+riot&hl=en

A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America By Jenna Weissman Joselit,1489569&dq=straw-hat+riot&hl=en


Sources for #128 - Nim the Chimp

Documentary Project Nim 

NIM by Herb Terrace


Sources for #127 - Bank Robber Harry Pierpont

Dillinger, the Hidden Truth - Reloaded By Tony Stewart

Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger by John Beineke


Sources for #126 - RA Cunningham and Tambo

Professional Savages: Captive Lives and Western Spectacle By Roslyn Poignant - Yale University Press


Sources for #125 - The Puritans and The Quakers


Sources for #124 - The Fine Cotton Scandal  Conversations with Richard Fidler:  Peter Hoysted unravels the true tale of the Fine Cotton fiasco various articles from the National Library of Australia newspaper archives  THE TRACK Transcript Episode five: Follow the Money,6326897&hl=en     The Age, Aug 14, 1980


Sources for #123 - The Yankee Pitcher Switch,4844728&dq=mike+kekich+fritz+peterson+marilyn&hl=en


Sources for #122 - The Iraq War

Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority By James Dobbins

Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran 


Sources for #121 - The First NY Post Office

Governing the Postal Service - By J. Gregory Sidak

Lapham’s Quarterly, April 2012